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-class people, people who are working and paying taxes. we need to have them here for a functioning economy. i am looking for ways to fund more of that kind of housing, particularly for a central employees like teachers, nurses, first responders. we need to make sure that our development is a transit- oriented. we do not want to encourage suburban sprawl. we want to do infill housing so that people can live near where they work and near public transportation. >> let's talk about public transportation. is there adequate muni service in your district? what is the parking and traffic situation like? >> muni is not near where it needs to be. in the caster, we have the subway. -- in the castro, we have the subway. a can be terrific or frustrating. we are next to the bart line. in other parts of the district, is unreliable. the writeridership is lower bece of unreliability. other lines are not as frequent and people not think of using them. we have a particular problem in diamond heights. the neighborhood is served primarily by the 52 line. it is incredibly unreliable. the buses miss runs-------. fo
are the issues? the economy is getting better. so the issues will not be about cutting, but how to put resources back into the services we lost. don't put them back into services that were ineffective. making sure that whatever we do as we move forward that it will be a better place. issues i care about, really care about. education has always been very center to the things i have been involved with. i am a former teacher also. i work in the early childhood education field for 18 years running an organization. those are parts of my dna. other things that people are not aware of, i do care about health environment in san francisco. i want to make sure that we have enough health facilities to serve all san francisco, not just one part of the city. i want to make sure that our small businesses are supported. why? i come from a family where we had a small grocery store. i understand what it means to run a small business. maybe people think about 500 people is a small business. i'm talking about businesses that drive neighborhoods, support neighborhoods, give jobs to people in those
's. one that is falling behind; and an economy that is growing. it we are looking at 40 percent of the juniors not ready to graduate in a years time, that is a serious problem that we need to address. i believe that these folks -- that is part of the generation that will not be successful in our local economy and we have to make sure that we are supporting san franciscans in this way, making sure people have the skills in the background to get jobs in the future and if we are not successful here we know that they will fall behind the cracks. it's really a no-brainer. we have a lot of wealth in the city. not everybody shares it equally and this is one way we can remedy that. colleagues i hope that you can support the supplemental. >> supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: my position is the same as it was in december when we voted on this. i won't repeat all of those reasons. although the fiscal cliff catastrophe was avoided at least for the moment we still have significant risks at the state and federal level and i am not comfortable appropriating from our arguably inadequa
back to the board on where we are with that; because as you know the economy is improving. so we need to be prudent and look ahead. and i'll be looking at potentially increase of the contingencies and reserves. >> okay. because i noticed also in the report that we received last night, the monthly program report. that our expenditures to-date are less than anticipated, but we have drawn-down the reserves greater and we're under that draw -down curve. do we know what is behind that combination of factors? >> is that something that you can respond to? >> i don't have that report in front of me, but jim helps prepare it. so he will be able to speak to it in more detail. >> directors i'm with the program management team and take care of the budget and scheduling stuff. the first curve you are talking about is the total expenditure curve and when we established that budget back in 2010, we had more aggressive schedule for let something of those packages than we have today. we're still holding the same end-date. so the expenditure has laged that original curve line. that is the explana
sustainable green economy, what we call now distributed generations of people producing and consuming energy. this is happening at an incredible pace in california and i know california like this is and we want to connect with california. some of the events will require the supports of the leaders that are here present, the leaders of the italian american associations. i am very proud to say that all of the leaders of the italian american associations are gathered today, mr. mayor, and senator assembly man and board of supervisors is here to celebrate with us and ramona blackwell who with the committee of the italians abroad and elected body and we will need your support and it's not just top down but bottom up. we're are open to your ideas and suggestions. we want it to a great celebration and people are in charge and in power and they will also run the show. that's our objective. by the way also have guests from outside california and salt lake city -- i don't know where he is because i can't see anything with the lights. there he is. thank you mike for being with us. we will ce
the last three or four years, maybe with the economy, things are doing a lot more work without a permit and it annoys me when i hear a contractor didn't get a permit. they are licensed contractors and know for this type of work particularly. there is a loot of investigation time that goes into this and they are not big-money permits so to speak. but we are bound by city charter to investigate the complaints. there are -- to answer your question, we don't keep a list, but contractors should know about and advise homeowners when this happens. i saw they applied for another permit to legalize some rooms on the ground floor which is not part of the violation and there seems to be a contractor in place on that permit and that permit has not been issued yet. i noticed that before i came up to the meeting. >> what is the name of that contractor? >> homeworks construction service, one bedroom and bathroom at ground floor. that permit has not been issued and still has to be reviewed by the planning department. it will probably be an over-the-counter permit, but there seems like there is some
issue that is really in people's minds is the state of the economy. how is it that we are going to be able to bring down the unemployment rate in san francisco? how is it that we can have sustainable job growth in different sectors in san francisco? how is it that our future generations -- our kids and use -- are trained so they are able to take advantage of what is emerging -- our kids and youth. weather is the health care industry and other things that might be looking rosier -- whether it is the health care industry and other things that might be looking rosier in terms of job activity. >> how will you balance the needs of your district against the needs of the city as a whole? >> -- supervisor chu: a lot of people ask that question. they ask how you can be an effective supervisor and have the city's overall interests in mind, but the thing people often lose is the fact that what is good for the city often times is good for our residents as well. if we are seeing huge economic uncertainty or recessions that are impacting, let's say, the downtown core where many of our busines
that will help with cash flow issues, especially during our tough economy. this is very inline with some of the legislation that supervisor chu has worked on in past to help make it easier for contractors working with our city. the second change, very basic also has to do with enforcement of this provision. so again, we're mimicking what state law did, which is that any contractor who does not pay their sub within seven calendar days, and we had a couple of stakeholder meetings not only with department folks, but contractors in the community. and some of them had voiced they would really like to see legislation that mirrors what the state does. they do [tpwho-rbgt/] just work not only in san francisco, but all over the area and would like to see some consistency with the various laws. the other thing we also want to recognize, i know mohammed has a task force and they are looking into prompt payment issues. so we also want to be cognizant there is that parallel process going on. they are working on, for example, systems to make it more transparent in terms of when a contractor receives
the growth in the economy by extending the life for review and approval for permit applications for large projects from 360 to 720 days, clarifying the time limitations for permit processing so that it begins when the permit is provided to dbi for review and the clock stops when it is returned to planning for a design change that is required by the building department. extending the period of time for dbi to notify a project sponsor before a permit is canceled, and extending the time for completing all the work authorized by a building permit. the second objective was to correct a publication error for the fees associated with 3r reports. this error occurred during the last code cycle when it was published. and the final is to reduce fees for copying plans to the levels consistent with the sunshine task force's recommendations. this legislation was unanimously approved by the building inspection commission in march of 2012. i'll be glad to answer any questions. >> i see no questions -- supervisor cohen. >> hi, good afternoon, pam. i have a quick question about the proposal for increasi
. as it they have two garages there some economy efficiency there. one. and secondly, it is reported that the japan center garage corporation with its validation program is a more complex operation. so for that reason, the 11% in this first item significantly is the 2.8% in the second item. we also point out on page 6 of our report on june 9th, 2011 the controller's office issued a report that "leasing garages to non-profit corporations is unnecessarily costly to the city." so given the controller's june 9th, 2011 report findings and that the japan center garage corporation would be would on only one of the two remaining non-profit operations that continues in its current role of operating the city-owned garages on behalf of the sfmta and the board oversight is difficult to quantify, we consider approval of the proposed resolution to be a policy decision for the board of supervisors. as a matter of fact supervisors i have a report that i believe will be scheduled next week for the ellis-o'farrell garage and to terminate that lease as again the sfmta thinks it is not needed. that they can handle it
started a food truck with friends. and i chose local vendors to support our local economy. as a district 10 to this and i committed my time to community involvement as well as an advisory committee member with the mission ymca, and supervisor avalos's district. we sponsor a food and wine event, any golf tournament in santa cruz; we raised over 1,000,000 dollars of those events. i volunteered to junior achievement of the network for teaching entrepreneurship where i spent time with high school children discussing finance and business. i have become engaged in local event to discuss the future of the district and i recognize their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity facing district 10 and the eastern neighborhoods to create iconic and lasting projects for the overall community. insum , i have a strong desire to serve the committee in his capacity and put the time to understand the issues. whether it is transit improvements to meet the need of rapid development, affordable housing, pdr< more open space, city services, i know tough decisions will have to be made by the board of supervisors and ci
that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly. i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century has grown where many unfortunate organizations have stopped. during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour. reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going forward. msk(music) >> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy when we play. msk(music) >> any performance that we do, that a program, that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before. string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire. i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and commissioning new arrangements. if you look at the first of the program you have very e
, or the economy or what have you, we definitely saw the decrease in payed venues and their crowds. the crowd out on the street was as big as it has been in the past years and perhaps even slightly bigger, but definitely the industry suffered slightly this year. i, again, whether it be weather or the economy and i am not sure. over all, new year's eve went over well and we did not have any major incidents and minor incidents here and there and some violence, but again, nothing that we have seen in the past years, so that is the very good news. i worked that evening with both members of sfpd and hitting a lot of different venue and we were able to cover a lot of the city that night. so having said that, over all, just beyond new year's eve, our holidays in particular were pretty quiet as far as the industry goes. businesses were opened, but, we were not seeing some of the crowds that we see in the past years. hold on. then i was wrong there were no corrective actions we. have been investigating a few things, the mile cafe, a crepe store and kt and those are kind of the big ones that we are looking
with the environment. we have to lead with the economy as well. and currently sustainability in our implementation programs is really falls under requirements or]xjp[tÑ incentives. what we'd like to do is evaluate some financing mechanisms that bring that back into implementing sustainable development projects that strengthen the city's economic base, and as well as create good partnerships on the private sector side. and recognizing that growth in and of itself -- urban growth is good for the environment. we know that. indeed our adopted plans focus on growth in areas well served by transit and create density that fosters community development but growth in and of itself is no longer good enough and development has to help us meet these goals. so our final objective is to create a clear path toward sustainable development. we will -- in return we will help identify what the private sector will take with this work thereby opening opportunities for stronger public-private partnerships. so how are we going to make this work. we are looking at ecodistricts which is really a sustainable development s
, that everyone can get to where they need to go. it is an important part of making the economy of san francisco work, to making the quality of life good and better. but it's not just get around san francisco any old way. this is san francisco, and we have values that we bring to our transportation system. we want people to get around in a way that steps lightly on the environment. we want people to get around in ways that are enjoyable. and that really contribute to what makes san francisco special, such as our wonderful cable cars. but above all, we want to make sure that people can get around the city safely. it's no good to have a great transportation system if people can't get around safely. people need to not only be able to be safe, but to be able to feel safe, and nowhere is that more important than when you're on foot because that is when you're arguably the most vulnerable. it's also how every trip starts and ends. and many trips in san francisco, and we want more of them in between, to be on foot as well because it's a nicer way to enjoy the city. but if we want people to be out and w
of the increase in the economy. for me the commitment to the community is that if we are helping companies grow in the city and helping them prosper, that funding will eventually come back down to the community, support the communities that needed the most. >> supervisor breed: i am excited to be here. thank you to all of my colleagues for being so welcoming. i'm having a hard time with this legislation. as a product public schools i remember years ago and now i'm not that old % i remember the decisions and bad decisions. i have watched over the years, working with many of the kids especially teens, the problems that continue to face. as executive director of the african-american art and culture complex, i have to pay for tutors and work with kids who were high school but who could not read and understand by the time they are in high school. i have yet to see a successful program that helps to address the issues that many of these teens face. i have a real concern with getting money -- (correction) giving money, when it is not clear how the money will be used. i came to the office and made
found themselves unemployed in an economy not doing well but need additional training for these jobs. what is it that we can do to partner with the mayor's office in our tech companies to develop programs that would address three different population needs so they can benefit from this growing sector? we have had a remarkable growth in the technology sector. i am proud that their here in san francisco and decided to call san francisco their home. we have seen the momentum in the midmarket area as twitter and yammer and -- have moved into the area. the most important thing is a job pipeline. we want to create jobs in the city but we want to make sure that we are also helping san francisco residents be able to attain those jobs as well. it is through many of these meetings the purpose of this hearing is to find out what is now occurring with the ssf tech program, we want to get a summary of the number and demographics of the participants the technology, and the number of trainees placed in employment. and the skills and training needed for workers to participate in the technology sect
economy businesses growing and trying to enter the market and meet demand that the city and additional services have not been able to meet. and leverage investment in innovative policy between the city and nonprofit and private entities. that was sort of an overview of our last county what plan and initiative to remind you that we will improve our infrastructure. therefore proposed initiatives relate to these for goals regarding livability, defining what everyone needs, so that everyone has a clear expectation in the city can improve its track record of delivering complete streets, as mentioned before we will explore things like parking in pricing in this time we are looking at engaging private employers and nonprofit sectors. the local to regional connection speaks to the need to address particularly in district 6 and 11 where the local and regional meet and how do we smooth out that connection and improve the choices people have to make those trips. and finally project improvement delivery. we have to be able to look at other ways and other approaches to increase our c
, which you know, because the economy improved, we received additional general fund monies. and we also received significant more additional federal and state grants. those are our two largest increases in state revenue. we also got $16 million from fares and parking meters, a combination -- mostly due to our annual fare increases that we now have established a policy on and the fact that we are getting more money from parking meter because of our new technology. to offset the increase in revenue of $6 1 million we saw an increase in expenditures of $54 million and mostly in the personnel services and repairs and maintenance cost line items. so we change our from $7 million in the prior year. here is a picture of our bloat, which gives you a sense of our assets and liabilities. our assets went up $225 million from the prior year. the majority of it is in higher revenues and investment of capital assets. we shows decreases because debt service were decreased because as you know we resised es reissued debt. we had increases in other postemployment benefit, and our liabilities went up.
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